gain, advance, win, pull ahead, make headway, get ahead, gain ground(verb)
obtain advantages, such as points, etc.
throw out, earn, take in, benefit, bring home the bacon, pull in, come through, bring forward, gather, hit, arrive at, pass on, attain, win, get along, supercharge, kick upstairs, put on, progress, pull ahead, acquire, make headway, advance, make, upgrade, encourage, further, gain, come along, realise, deliver the goods, promote, boost, go on, gain ground, raise, clear, move on, get on, profit, elevate, derive, shape up, reach, bring in, come on, succeed, set ahead, march on, realize, get ahead
gain ground(verb)to become farther from another traveling the same course.
Dictionary of English Synonymes
increase, advance, prevail, make progress